Holden HSV Maloo released in Ozziland
The Middle East is forced to feel content with the 360 hp Chevy-badged Lumina SS, but its Australian maker is really having some fun with it for the domestic market. The 400 hp HSV versions of the Commodore (aka Lumina) sedan were released a year ago in Australia, but this is the first time they have unveiled the HSV version of this Holden Ute pickup derivative, named the HSV Maloo R8.
Add-ons include a body kit, a motorised rear tonneau cover controlled via the key fob and a 405 hp LS2 V8. The only options are an automatic transmission and a performance pack that includes 20-inch wheels and sport seats. The only options are an automatic transmission and a performance pack that includes 20-inch wheels and sport seats.
The Holden HSV Maloo R8 will cost the equivalent of Dhs 200,000 in Australia. This car-based pickup will never ever be offered in the GCC, but if they did sell it here, they’d probably change its name so that it did not refer to a certain segment of the expat Indian population.
What is the purpose for a car like this? 😮
Which niche does it fall in?